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Based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire we’re proud to be a home grown family run business that is founded on the core focus of producing high-quality personalised home fragrance and gifts.

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What are Wax Melts and How to Use Them

When people think of home fragrance they generally think of candles. However, there are other ways to enjoy fragrances in addition to using a candle. Have you ever tried using wax melts?

What are Wax Melts?

Wax melts are scented pieces of wax without a wick. You can find them in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, however ours come in a beautiful clamshell with 6 heart-shaped pools, topped with a bow and finished off in either our Signature or Personalised design.

A wax melt can give off a slight scent when cold; however, they are designed to be slowly warmed using a tart or wax warmer. A wax warmer can be electric while others use a tea light as the heating source.

Wax melts are becoming increasingly popular as they are a cost effective way of being able to try out lots of scents to make your home smell beautiful.

We have also added Snap Bars to our range of wax melts. Beautiful, bold and brightly coloured simple snap one or two squares off the bar and pop them in your wax burner to fill your home with your favourite fragrance.

What is the Difference Between a Candle and a Wax Melt?

Wax melts are notoriously strong and renowned for filing a room with scent. The reason melts give off such a strong scent is that the wax doesn’t come into contact with the flame.

In contrast candle wax is in direct contact with the flame, which burns of much of the scent in the wax. However much of the appeal of the candles is the aesthetics.

In summary if you are looking for a scent to fill your house then one of our wax melts is the way to go. However if you are looking for a more understated aroma, in a jar that will bring a touch of style to your home, then be sure to look at our range of candles.

How to use Wax Melts

If using an electric burner, place a piece or two of your favourite wax melt into the dished area of the burner. Next, you can simply switch the burner on to heat and melt the wax, releasing the fragrance, filling the room with a beautiful aroma.

Electric burners can be great as they are a flame-free option. Some wax melt users with young kids, for example, favour these burners as they’re viewed as a safer alternative.

If using a classic tealight heated burner (for example, one made from ceramic, glass or metal), you will also place your wax melt into the dished area and then heat from below with a lit tea light.

Unlike a candle, the wax in a wax melt doesn’t disappear as you use it. Instead, eventually, the wax will lose its scent. When this happens, you will want to remove the wax from the burner to change it over to a fresh new wax melt.

How to Change your Wax Melts

There are a few ways to remove an old wax melt from your burner. One popular way is to heat the cooled wax for around a minute and then it should simply slide straight out. Others like to completely melt the wax and then pop in a couple of cotton pads to soak the wax straight up for removal.

Don’t use a knife to scrape out the wax melt as this could damage and scratch your burner.